Use Mind Map in Teaching – After Class ReflectionCindy
Teaching mainly consists of three stages – before class, during class, and after class. Mind maps are now popularly used in teaching in various aspects for a different purpose. Instructions have been made on how to use mind maps in teaching for before-class preparation and during-class presentation. This blog is going to offer instructions on using mind maps in teaching for after-class reflection in three steps.
Step 1: Homework Assessment
Comparing with the traditional way of collecting students’ homework through a course leader, submitting homework in a mind map through hyperlinks not only saves much time but also allow real-time interaction.
1. Leave an overall comment in a tag below the topic shape.
2. Give a detailed description in a comment or attachment.
Step 2: Students’ Suggestions
A good teacher is always good at listening to his students to gain feedback. Taking proper suggestions from students can help improve teaching efficiency.
1. Insert a typical mark to tell students’ that they can edit this branch.
2. Students can put forward suggestions through callouts. If necessary, detailed information can be inserted as an attachment.
Step 3: Teaching Improvement
After-class reflection can check whether the teaching objectives are fulfilled, find the shortcomings in teaching, record confusions in teachings and analyze whether the teaching method suits students or not.
1. Read feedbacks and suggestions from students to find the problem of your teaching and disability of the students.
2. Suit the remedy to the case apply them into teaching for better results next time.
Combining this blog by using mind maps in teaching for before-class preparation and during-class presentation, all the work in doing the “Types of Interest Rates” class is done. The most stunning advantage of using mind maps in teaching is that U disk, textbooks, and emails are no longer needed. One mind map contains all contents involved in one class. In this case, a digital mind map eases the burden of carrying many books into the classroom for both teachers and students. I strongly recommend to give it a try!